Wi-Fi is one of the most used means of network connectivity. The consumption of Wi-Fi network is more than the smart data network. However, this data is based on the consumption theory. WiFi is much more favorable and convenient to use at offices and home because there are a number of devices that need to be connected to the internet. The mobile data network connects only one device to the internet and switching on hotspot is not at all convenient. The growing demand for the internet requires an increase in internet speed as well. WiFi 6 is the hottest topic on the table right now.
WiFi 6 is the upgraded version of Wi-fi 5, which we currently use. The network is currently being developed by some major companies and will expectedly have a much higher speed compared to the currently used version. The high-speed data networks are very important in today’s time because the usage of data by various consumers is growing at a rapid speed. To meet the demand for multitasking the speed has to be maintained and boosted further. Wi-Fi 6 will enable the consumption of internet efficiency at a much higher speed compared to the existing version.
It is the new generation network which will help in boosting the data speed. Moreover, it will allow a number of devices to be connected to the router. The WiFi 6 Technology is much needed when the world is going to adapt to the much faster mobile data network. 5G has already started forming its root and all the major telecom companies and Smartphone manufacturers are working together to bring this network live. At the same time, we would require an efficient Wi-Fi version too.
WiFi 6 will also be much more secured compared to the existing network. This is because we expect a number of protocol update. Hence, it is strongly expected that WPA3 will be introduced.
Is it coming anytime soon?
WiFi 6 may arrive as soon as 2019. You will be amazed to know that the new Snapdragon 855 processor is capable of integrated WiFi 6. Qualcomm has broken all the records and has introduced the flagship 855 processor which supports both 5G and WiFi 6. Hence, it is quite expected that the upcoming smartphones might have new technology. There are already many Smartphone manufacturers who have announced the launch of Smartphones with the flagship Snapdragon 855 processor.
How fast is Wi-Fi 6?
Theoretically, the speed capacity is 9 Gbps approximately. WiFi 5 has a capacity of up to 4 Gbps. However, these are completely theoretical and has no relation with actual speed. Even WiFi 5 can run only around 20% of what it says. Hence, the actual speed of WiFi 6 can be expected to be around 50% more than the existing WiFi version. Hence, we will be using the high-speed 5G network, as well as, WiFi 6 by the end of 2019.